Vehicle Emergency Kit

According to AAA, drivers travel more than 220 miles each week. If you add that up, Americans drive an average of 11,498 miles each year- the equivalent of making two roundtrip drives from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. …road trip, anyone?

What’s the purpose of a car kit?

Whether you drive three hours a day or just one hour a week, having an emergency kit in your car can be a life saver. I’d like to think that every trip on wheels will be a flawless one. Start the engine, put it into gear. Get to your destination. And voila! But for many, that’s not the case. At least, it hasn’t been the case for me. I’ve experienced numerous issues while on the road, from flat tires (two flats in a single three-hour trip!) to overheating engines to running out of gas to many other “difficulties” that have left me stranded.

The best thing about a car kit is that there’s no weight limit, so you can easily store any supplies that you think you may need. Plus, if you’re a little bit organized, the space required to fit all those things shouldn’t be an issue either.

Vehicle kits are ideal for those who commute to work and those who enjoy going on long-distance road trips, but let’s be honest— if you own a car, there’s no reason not to have one! It’s better to be safe than sorry. On the following page, you’ll find our recommendations with respect to which items should be kept in your car. Feel free to adjust this list to meet your needs!

We have a great selection on vehicle emergency kits in our store. Enjoy 10% off your preferred car kit by using coupon code CarKit10 at checkout.

Action Step

Buy a car emergency kit.

Or, clean out a space in the trunk of your car. Then, buy a storage container, such as a large heavy-duty plastic bin with a lid. Gather all the items that you need for your vehicle emergency kit. Then, fill out the ‘contents list’ and attach it to the inside of the bin’s lid.

Inspect and update your vehicle kit every six months.